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The Best Wine Openers (Twist Corkscrews)

Wine can be intimidating. Your corkscrew shouldn’t make it more so.

By Updated Dec. 16, 2021

What You Need To Know

For opening bottles of wine, we like to use a waiter’s corkscrew—it’s fast, neat, and requires little physical strength, at least when used correctly. The trouble is, using it correctly takes practice: You must learn how to insert the worm (the metal spiral that pulls the cork out), how to keep it straight and centered within the cork while turning, and where to position any levers ...